Phil Factor

  • Interests: Motorbikes, Beer, gardening, conservation, Local history.

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Confessions of an IT Manager, 2nd Edition - Book

The software industry is, just occasionally, more absurd than one would dare to imagine. Having spent most of his working life in its clutches, Phil Factor has pretty much "seen it all" and what's more he's prepared to tell what he knows. The second edition of Phil's "Confessions of an IT Manager" contains Phil's full repertoire of tales of institutional mayhem and software projects gone awry.

2013-10-01

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